Late Victorian Diamond Black Enamel 14k Rose Gold Mourning Locket Pendant
One Late Victorian Diamond Black Enamel 14k Rose Gold Mourning Locket Pendant. Featuring six old European cut and eight rose cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 0.35 carat, graded near-colorless, SI clarity. All stones are graded in their mounting. Crafted in 14 karat rose gold with black enamel. Inside is a photograph of a man in his 30s-40s opposite his hair clippings. Circa 1890. The pendant is 1 ¼ inches in length.
About this Item: Explore the beautiful history of how jewelry has always meant more than meets the eye with this Late Victorian diamond and black enamel mourning locket pendant. The idea of mourning jewelry has been around since the Middle Ages, but it wasn't until the death of Queen Victoria's husband, Albert, that mourning jewelry became mainstream. In this era, wearing jewelry as a sentiment of love toward the deceased was the expectation. This Late Victorian pendant is a locket made of black enamel with a glimmering star motif at its center made of old European and rose cut diamonds. Inside this 14 karat rose gold locket is a photo of a middle-aged man opposite his hair clippings, which was very typical of the time. Circa 1890, this piece carries a multitude of history with it.